Culture Wars : Context, Models and Anthropologists' Accounts, Paperback / softback Book

Culture Wars : Context, Models and Anthropologists' Accounts Paperback / softback

Edited by Deborah James, Evelyn Plaice, Christina Toren

Part of the EASA Series series


an important and very interesting contribution to, first of all, critical and reflexive anthropology...Every chapter offers fresh insights into a key area of critical anthropology.

Undoubtedly, the volume is very well organized, thoroughly substantiated, and interestingly written.

I believe that the reviewed collection of articles is a distinguished, very useful, and sometimes provocative reading for all scholars concerned with a critical approach to social science and especially to social anthropology.

Anthropos The relationship between anthropologists' ethnographic investigations and the lived social worlds in which these originate is a fundamental issue for anthropology.

Where some claim that only native voices may offer authentic accounts of culture and hence that ethnographers are only ever interpreters of it, others point out that anthropologists are, themselves, implanted within specific cultural contexts which generate particular kinds of theoretical discussions.

The contributors to this volume reject the premise that ethnographer and informant occupy different and incommensurable "cultural worlds."Instead they investigate the relationship between culture, context, and anthropologists' models and accounts in new ways.

In doing so, they offer fresh insights into this key area of anthropological research.

Deborah James is Professor of Anthropology at the London School of Economics.

Evie Plaice is Associate Professor of Anthropology jointly appointed to the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Education at the University of New Brunswick, Canada.

Christina Toren is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of St Andrews.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 228 pages
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Cultural studies
  • ISBN: 9780857456618



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